I took a little trip down memory the other day when my oldest daughter dug this recipe out of one of my binders and made these butter tart slices to share with a group of her friends. I hadn’t made them in ages, but they were just as delicious as I remembered them!
My Dad and I share a love for butter tarts. I remember making them often as a child, they were one of my favourite things to bake in the kitchen. I still love making a batch of butter tarts for my Dad on his birthday or other special occasions. In all these years, I never realized that butter tarts are a unique Canadian treat!
BUTTER TART SLICES
1/2 C. butter
2 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 1/2 C. flour
1 1/2 C. brown sugar
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C. melted butter
Cream 1/2 C. butter and powdered sugar. Blend in flour. Press mixture into a 9×9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over base. Optional: add raisins or chopped pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until set.
If you enjoy this delicious Canadian recipe, you may also enjoy some of our family’s other tried and true recipes.